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MINUTES 



OP THE 



TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



Ivy Union S. S. Convention, 



OF 



NORTH CAROLINA, 



HELD AT 



Long's Chapel^ Buncombe Cotiiity. 
AUGUST 15th, 16th and 17th, 1879. 



COMPILED BY 
W. F\ JERV1S, Secretary, Ivy, JST. C. 



ASHEVILLE: 

FURMAN & STONE, NEWSPAPER. BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS. 



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TWENTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 




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PROCEEDINGS. 



FRIDAY, August 15th, 1879. 

The Ivy Union Sabbath School Convention convened in its 
twenty-fourth annual session at Long's Chapel. 

In consequence of the absence of Dr. Jesse Wallen. who 
was appointed at the last session to deliver the annual sermon 
at this session that service was omitted. Opening hymn, k 'Je- 
sus keep me near the cross." Prayer by Bro. W. P. Basset 
and Rev. A. M. Penland followed by practical introductory. 
Remarks by the Chairman. Rev. J. R. Wild. 

Intermission for ten minutes. 

Reassembled. Prayer by Rev. W. Starke. The Chairman 
called the Convention to order. 

1st. Called the roll of schools and enrolled their delegates' 
names, viz. : 

Pan Handle — I. W. Revis, M. Rice and W. O. McDaris. 

Red Oak— W. P. Basset and J. M. Buckner. 

North Fork of Big Pine Creek— Rev. J. R. Wild, G. W. 
Baker, R. G. Wild and P. M. Morgan. 

Stronp's Chapel — Rev. A. M. Penland and J. M. Roberts. 

Walnut Creek — W. J. Freeman and A. J. Ramsey. 

Reems Creek — A. A. Jump and J. G. Barrett. 

Mount Chapel — Jesse T. Morgan and M. Bun ell. 
Union Church— R. P. Brittain. A. F. Eller, J. H. Moter, J. R. 
Cheek and F. R. McEntyre. 

Flats 01 Spring Creek — J. B. Baldwin. 

Hayes' Mountain — J. A. Hunter, J. C. Fox and E. Guthrie. 

2nd. On motion, the change of the name of Davis' School 
House to Long's Chapel was accepted by the Convention. 

Long's Chapel— N. M. Kilpatrick, W. D. Black, J. B. Ed- 
wards, S. A. Penland and W. S. Parker. 

Slate Jehool House — J. A. Black, J. L. Wilson, M. Parham. 

Alexander's Chapel — W. A. Wagoner, J. N. Embler. 

3d. Invited new Schools, and the following with their dele- 
gates were received, viz : 

Big Pine— M. A. Goforth, E. D. Randal. 



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^Martin School House — Rev. A. I. Justice, J. R. Byrum. 

Pleasant Grove— J. E. Penknd, T. W. Wagoner, H. C. Ham- 
ilton. H. Brank. 

Mars Hill— W! P. Jervis. 

Little Ivy — M. K. Banks and Wm. Edwards. 

4th. Elected Rev. A. M. Penland Chairman, Rev. J. R. Wild 
Chaplain, and W, P. Jervis Secretary. 

5th. On motion, Rev. W. Starke, of the M. E. Church, was 
invited and accepted a seat in the Convention. 

6th. Agpointed Committees, viz : 

On Public Worship — W. P. Basset, J. E. Penland, and the 
delegates of Long's Chapel Sunday School. 

On Sabbath Schools — Rev. A. I. Justice, J. R. Byrum and 
A. A. Jump. 

On Destitution — Rev. J. R. Wild, W. J. Freeman and R. P. 
Brittain. 

On Finance — S. A. Penland and A. J. Ramsey. 

On Arrangement — Revs. J. R. Wild, A. I. Justice and J. H. 
Moten. 

7th. On motion, agreed to spend 30 minutes in prayer meet- 
ing to-morrow morning. 

After devotional services by the Chaplain, the Convention 
adjourned to 8:30 o'clock a. m. Saturday. 



SATURDAY, Aug. 16th, 1879. 

The Convention met agreeable to adjournment. Spent 30 
minutes in prayer meeting conducted by the Chairman. 

9th. Received and approved the report of the Committee of 
Arrangement. 

10th. Read and approved the record of yesterday. 

11th. Read Constitution and Rules of Order. 

12th. Called on Schools to report that failed to report yes- 
terday, which was responded to by the following, and dele- 
gates enrolled, viz. : 
Fork of Ivy— J. C. Sams, J. M. Sams, J. E. Davis, N. T. Buckner. 

Allman School House — A. Lockhart, Lewis Allman and W. 
B. Pickens. 

Dick's Creek— M. B. Wild, W. E. Pounders, J. Beechboard. 

Laurel Branch — J. N. Hunter, 

Flat Creek— J. T. Myers, E. C. Chambers, W. E. Clark and 
W. S. Roberts. 



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Gabriel's Creek — Report, but no delegates. 

Pleasant Gap — B. W. Edwards, J. Ii. Holcombe, S. A. Carter. 

Oak Grove— J. H. Carter, B. A. Pickens and L. F. Eller. 

13th. Invited new Schools imd received the following, viz. : 

Paint Fork — J." M. Ray, J, M. Anderson and C. C. Metcalf. 

Beaver Dam — S. E. Herren and W. B. Scarbor. 

14th. Displayed S. S. banners before the audience. . 

15th. Called for and received the report of schools, which 
were interesting and encouraging to the earnest worker in the 
Sabbath School cause. The Convention at this point ad- 
journed for ten minutes, at the expiration of which recon- 
vened and was entertained by a sermon by Bev. Amos I. Jus- 
tice from the text, "And now abideth Faith, Hope and Charity, 
these thsee ; but the greatest of these is Charity ; 1st Cor., 
13 : 13. After which an intermission of one hour was given 
for refreshment. Beassembled. 

16th. Report on Temperance read by J. H. Moten. 

-REPORT ON TEMPERANCE. 

Your committee most respectfully submit that they are of the opinion that the Bi- 
ble forbids the use of anything- that tends to destroy both soul and body. They are 
further of the opinion that all intoxicating drinks have this tendency. Therefore, 
if we would obey the teachings of the word of God. we must entirely abstain from 
the use of all spirituous liquors. Believing this to be ti,e only perfectly safe way of 
avoiding its ruingus effects, we should most heartily give our influence in the aid of 
temperance reform, and warn young men andold,in school and out of school, of the 
danger of coming within the coil of that serpent whose touch is poison and whose 
sting is death. J. H. Moten, Chairman. 

The report elicited interesting remarks by J. H. Maten, 
Revs. J. B. Wild, A. M. Penland and others ■ after which it 
was adopted. 

16th. Beport on Sabbath Schools read by Bev. A. I. Justice. 



Your committee on Sabbath Schools beg leave to submit the following report : In 
view of the great importance of training the rising generation we feel constrained 
to say in our opinion the Sabbat!) School cause is of unmeasurable necessity. It 
tends to eradicate evil from the mind and implnt instead thereof the beauties of 
religion. It elevates the general disposition and temperaments of our fallen nature 
to that height which the Great Creator intended us to occupy ; in short, it makes lis 
better men and women and tits us for the trials and conflicts of this life, through 
which the people of Got! must pass ere they enter that Beautiful Land. When we 
look back over the twenty-four years that have elapsed since the organization of this 
body we feel thankrul to Almighty God for the great good which has been accom- 
plished— waste places have been broken up and Sab-bath Schools reared on the ruins 
of sin. Brethren, in view of the great good accomplished in the past, let us take 
fresh courage and march boldly to the conflict, knowing that we shall come out 
more than conquerors through Him who loved us. We should take all needful care 
to make our schools successful and our lessons effectual, and to aid in this consum- 
mation we would suggest to the various schools the propriety of taking and using 
the International Lesson papers, as we regard them of inestimable value in our 






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classes. The work is a glorious one, and let us to-day, standing upon the broad 
principles of the American S. S. Union, start on a new march to victory. 

A. I. Justice, Chairman. 

After feeling remarks by Revs. Justice, Wild, Penland and 
Brother Kilpatrick, the report was adopted. 

18th. On motion a commitj^ee consisting of J. C. Hams, J. 
H. Moten and R. P. Brittain^svas appointed to arrange exer- 
cises for Sabbath. After coxplfifttion this committee submit- 
ted the following as the order of business for the day, which 
was accepted by the convention, viz : 1st. Meet at 8:30 o'clock, 
devote 30 minutes to prayer meeting. 2d. Sunday school 
speeches by Hon. R. B. Vance, Rev. J. R. Wild and others. 
After music by the choir the chaplain conducted devotional 
services. Adjourned to 7 o'clock P. M. 

NIGHT SESSION. 

Met according to adjournment. Sang ,; Jesus, lover of my 
I soul." 

19th. Report on Destitution read and adopted. 

REPORT ON DESTITUTION. 

Your committ e on Destitution is thankful and happy to say that they are unahle 

j to report very many places in the hounds of this Convention that are at" present des- 

I titute of Sabbath Schools. It seems that the interest is still growing.the laborers are 

j more plentiful, and the army of Sunday School children and workers is increasing 

i every year. May God speed "the time when the rising generation may take a deeper 

! interest and lend a helping hand in the great and glorious work, the object of which 

| is to farther the knowledge of truth and the advancement of the Redeemer's king- 

! dom. Destitute places East side of the River : Dry Branch ; West side : Little Pine 

| Creek and Pau Pau. J. R. Wild, Chair'n. 

20th. Report on Finance read by S. A. Penland.. 

REPORT ON FINANCE. 

Your committee report received from schools $15.70. 

8. A| Penland, Chairman. 

21st. Called on missionaries to report. Bro. W. P. Basset, 
Rev. J. R. Wild and Bro. J. H. Moten, missionaries appointed 
at last session, responded that they have labored to the ex- 
tent of their ability in the Sunday school cause, and have 
reason to believe that their labors have been effectual. 

22nd. On motion agreed to hold the next annual session of 
the Convention at the Flats of Spring Creek, Madison county, 
N. C, to convene on Friday before the third Sabbath in 
August, 1880. Rev. A. I. Justice was chosen to deliver the 
annual sermon, with Rev. J. R. Wild as alternate. 

23rd. Appointed the Secretary to superintend the printing 



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and distributing of the minutes, and that he have four dollars 
for his services. 

-24th, Called for Resolutions. The following were sub- 
mitted; 

Resolved, That this Convention be divided into three districts, for the purpose of 
accomplishing effectual missionary work, as follows : The first district to consist of 
the teiritory within the bounds of the Convention on the South side of the French 
Broad river ; the second district to inciu&e the territory situate between the French 
Broad River and Big ivy, and the third district to comprise all the territory within 
our bounds North and West of Big Ivy and the French Broad River below the mouth 
of Ivy, and that there fee appointed in eachMistrict a sufficient number of missiona- 
ries to visit each scnool now in operation, and to organize schools in destitute places, 
and that Teachers' and Superintendents' meetings be held quarterly. 

VV. S. Roberts. 

Resolved, That in pursuance of the above resolution, Revs. J. R. Wild, A. I. 
Justice. J. R. By rum, M. B. Wild and J.B.Baldwin be assigned as Missionaries 
in the First District: Rev. A. M. Penland, J. C. Sams A. F. Eller and W. P. Basset 
in the Second, and Dr. Jesse Walleu, Revs. VV. Anderson, W. P. Jervis and J. M. Ray 
in the Third. 

Resolved, That we advise our schools to look after the orphan children in their 
bounds , and to provide means to enable them, to appear creditably in Sunday 
School. M. B. Wild. 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention are hereby tendered to the citizens 
of Long's Chapel for the manner in which they have entertained its delegates and 
friends of the Sunday School cause during its present session. 

The choir sang, ''Christ is walking on the water," followed 
by an earnest and touching prayer by the Chairman, after 
which the Convention, with benediction by the Chaplain, ad- 
journed to time and place above mentioned. 



SABBATH, August 18th, 1879. 

The Convention, together with a large audience, met in Sun- 
day school mass meeting at the appointed hour. The choir 
sang, " Sowing in the morning." Prayer meeting conducted 
by the chairman. Hon. R. B. Vance then entertained the 
friends of the Sabbath School cause in one of his happiest 
efforts, followed by Rev. J. R. Wild, in a very practical and 
appropriate talk. Also a short talk by our old Sunday School 
veteran, J. C. Sams, in one of his most earnest modes. It 
was indeed a happy and cheering day to the true lover of the 
Sunday School cause. Too much cannot be said in commen- 
dation of the noble choir, composed of singers from the differ- 
ent schools which charmed the Convention with its sweet 
strains of music during its entire session. 

May the labors of this session prove a blessing of life unto life. 

Rev. A. M. PENLAND, Chairman. 
W. P. JERVIS, Secretary. 





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G. W. RAMSEY, Secretary, - - Marshall, N, C. 
REV. J. M. PICKENS, Chaplain, - Jupiter, N. C. 

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Ivy Union Sunday School 
Convention, 



HELD WITH 



Red Hill School 



OFFICERS: 

REV. J. R. WILD, Chairman, Big Pine Creek, N. C 
G. W. RAMSEY, Secretary, - - Marshall, N. C. 
REV. J. M. PICKENS, Chaplain, - Jupiter, N. C 

The next session will be held with the Oak Grove School on 
Friday before the Third Sunday in August, 190 J. 



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PROCEEDINGS, 



Red Hill, N. C., August 18, 1900. 

At 10:30 o'clock A. M. the Ivy Union Sunday School Conven- 
tion came together by singing "Jesus Lover of My Soul." 

Prayer by Rev. T. J. Murphy. 

10:45 A. M. Address of Welcome by J. Y. Sawyer, Supt. of 
Red Hill Sunday School. 

Response by L. H. Roberts, of Locust Grove. 

The former Secretary being absent, G. H. Ramsey was elected 
Secretary protein. 

The enrollment of Delegates from various schools was taken. 
Absentees were dropped from the list at rool call Saturday after- 
noon. 

North Fork Big Pine, — J. N. Gentry, Joe Sawyer, Oonley Saw- 
yer, J. E. Davis, G. W. Wild, Misses Tryphenie Wild, Maggie 
Lunsford and Attie Wild. 

Anderson Branch, — Mrs. W. B. Wild, Misses Lindia Tweed 
and Dora Freeman, W. B. Wild and Evan Goforth. 

Laurel Fork, — Mrs. Eugenia Ramsey, G. H. Ramsey and Rev. 
T. A. Center. 

Long Branch,— W. B. Tweed, T. F. Wild, J. N. Fisher, H. E. 
Hunter, L. B. McDavis and Miss Frona Ellington. 

Red Hill, — E. W. Briggs, Sam Crow, and Miss Lora Crane. 

Pleasant Gap, — J. Y. Sawyer, L. F. Smith, Tom Sawyer and 
Mrs. Etta Sawyer. 

Walnut Creek, — J. N. Jones, R. N. Branson and Miss Carrie 
Jones, 

Marshall, — Mrs. S. J. Abernathy, Mrs. Mary Hudgins, Rev. 
Garrett Ramsey and C. B. Mashburn. 

Dry Branch, — J. W. Davis, Luther Faulkner, Misses Mamie 
and Hallie Roberts. 

Walnut Run,— L. M. Sprinkle, R. P. Wild, Norman West, 
Misses Princie Wallin, Dora Ellington and Thursa Barnett. 

Jupiter, — Miss Jainie Fox, Messrs. L. B. Robinson and T. H. 
McLean. 

Locust Grove,— J. A. Griffith, M. E. Herron, O. M. Roberts 
and L. H. Roberts. 

Reynolds Hill, — Lewis Sawyer, Victor Reynolds . and George 
Waters. 



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Piney Grove, — Miss Julia Landers. 

Refuge, — W. V. Hunter, Carrie Peek, Callie Peek and Eliza 
Hunter. 

On motion Cutshaw's Chapel and Middle Laurel with their 
delegates were received into the body. 

Cutshaw's Chapel, — J. W. Crow, Williard Shelton, Roscoe 
Hensley, Misses Lula Gilbert and Lula Chandly. 

Middle Laurel, — J. W. Crow, Macon Shelton and Williard 
Shelton. 

PERMANENT ORGANIZATION. 

On motion the regular order of the Convention was suspended 
and the officers of the body elected by acclamation as follows : Rev. 
Jacob R. Wild, Chairman; G. Henry Ramsey, Secretary; Rev. 
James M. Pickins, Chaplain. 

A motion was made that the Supt. of Red Hill Sunday School, 
J. Y. Sawyer, have charge of the singing. 

Song, — "Am I a Soldier of the Cross." 

Visiting Sunday School Workers were invited to take a part in 
the Convention. The hand of greeting was offered to any such 
brethren by the Chairman. 

Response, — E. M. Wright, Greenville, Tenn. ; J. Murphy, 
Wough, Tenn. The following committees were appointed: 

On Sunday Schools,— T. H. McLean, Mrs. Mary Hudgins, Mrs. 
W. B. Wild. 

Committee on Finance, — T. H. Center, F. M. Hamrick and W. 
B. Wild. 

Committee on Temperance, — Mrs. W. B. Wild and Miss Iona 
Ball. 

Committee on Time, Place and Programme, — C. B. Mashburn, 
T. A. Center, J. M. Jones and J. M. Pickens. 

Committee on Education, — Mrs. Eugenia Ramsey, T. H. 
McLean and C. B. Mashburn. 

Song,— "There is a Fountain Filled With Blood," by Red Hill 
Choir. 

A motion was passed to give Red Hill Sunday School control of 
the Devotional Service of the Convention. 

A motion was passed to suspend the night session of the Con- 
vention. 

1:80 P.M. Motion for adjournment until 9:30 o'clock Satur- 
day morning. 

Doxology. 

Benediction by the Chaplain. 



SATURDAY MORNING— Second Day. 

Convention came together by singing; — "Go Work in My 
Vinyard," "There's Sunshine in My Soul" and "I'm Longing for 
Home." 

Prayer by Rev. C. G. Gentry. 

Song, — "At the Cross," 

Remarks by the Chairman. 

9:45 A. M. Reading of the Programme by the Chaplain. 

A motion was made to have a committee to select the question 
from the question box. 

Committee,— W. B. Wild, J. W. Crow and R. N. Branson. 

Song, — "O, Think of the Home Over There." 

Hand of greeting extended to Rev. G. C. Gentry from the East 
Tennessee Associa ion Convention. 

Schools failing to answer Friday were called for. 

Song, — "Gathered Home." 

11 :00 A. M. The regular programme of the Convention taken 
up. 

By suggestion of the Chairman the first question was passed 
without discussion. 

Second question, — "What are the . proper qualifications of a 
Sunday School Teacher?" was taken up. 

Short speeches were made by Rev. Murphy, Garrett Ramsey 
and Mrs. W. B. Wild. 

Song,— ' • We're Going Home. ' ' ,,, ,, „ . . 

On motion the question passed. 

The next question, — "Does the Holy Spirit operate mediately or 
immediately on sinners in conversion?" 

Opened by Rev. Murphy. 

Song, — "I Must tell Jesus." Followed by G. C. Gentry's re- 
marks on the subject. 

Song, — "Rest over Jordon." 

On motion the question passed. t ... 

The next question, — "The Relation of the Sunday School to the 
Conversion of the World," was taken up and passed. 

Next question, — "The obligation of the present to the future 
generations," was taken up 

Opened by Rev. Murphy, followed by G. C. Gentry and Rev. 
Garrett Rameey. 

Chaplain read the programme for the afternoon. 

Motion by C. B. Mashburh that the committee on Time, Place 
and Programme report immediately atftem on. 

Song, — "Come Unto Me." 

Benediction by Re v. Murphy. 



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AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Singing by Refuge Choir. 

1:45 Report of the Committee on Education called for and 
reported as follows : 

We, your Committee on Education, recognize the importance 
of intellectual and physical training of the young men and women 
of our land along with the moral and religious culture. 

And we recommend that the Sunday Schools of the Ivy Union 
Sunday School Convention lend their aid and encouragement to 
the education of the youths of our land. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Mrs. Eugenia Ramsey, } 
T.H.McLaxn, I Com 

C. B. Mashburn, 



Miss Iona Ball, 

Short speeches were made by C. B. Mashburn, J. R. Wild, G. 
C. Gentry and Rev. Murphy. 

Song,—" Send the Word," by Refuge Choir. 
On motion the report of the Educational Committee was 
adopted. 

On motion the next question, — "How to Study the Bible," was 
taken up. Opened by J. W. Roberts. 
Song, — "Come and Help Us." 
Roll Call and absentees dropped from the list. 
Song, — "Sing the Gospel Story." 
Committee on Finance reported as follows : 
We, your Committee on Finance report that the amount re- 
ceived from various schools is $13.14. 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. A. Center, 1 

F. M. Hamrick, J> Com. 

W. B. Wild, j 

TIME, PLACE AND PROGRAMME. 

Report on Time, Place and Programme. 

Time,— Friday before the Third Sunday in August, at 10:00 a. 
m. o'clock. 

Place, — Oak Grove, Jupiter, N. C. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 
1st. The permanent Secretary of the Forty-fifth Annual 
Session of the Ivy Union Sunday School Convention shall call the 
Convention to order and invite a competent person to take the chair 
as temporary Chairman of the Convention. 



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The Convention shall then be opened with prayer by the Chair- 
man of the previous session of the Convention. 

Song by the Choir. 

Address of Welcome by the Supt. of Oak Grove Sunday School. 

Response by J. H. White, Marshall, N. C. 

Song. 

Introductory Address by Hon. C. B. Mashburn. 

Song. 

Adjournment. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

1:30 P. M. Roll Call. 

Permanent organization by electing Chairman and Secretary. 

Appointment of Committees. 

Song. 

Subject for Discussion. 

Literature, the kind, and how far should we use it, by J. M. 
Pickens. 

Adjournment. 

SATURDAY MORNING. 

9:30 A. M. Opening with prayer by the Chaplain and song by 
the Choir. 

Reading of letters from the various Sunday Schools. 

Subject for discussion : The need of more spirituality in our 
Sunday School work. J, R. Wild, T. A. Center. 

Song. 

Adjournment. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

1 :30 P. M. Song. 
Report of Committees. 
Question Box opened. 
Song. 
Adjournment. 

SUNDAY MORNING. 

9 :30 A. M. Devotional Services for 30 minutes. 

Song. 

Report of Committees. 

Song. 

Fraternal Addresses and Essays. 

Song,— "God be With You Till we Meet Again." 

Adjournment. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. N. Jones, 

C. B. Mashburn, } Com. 

T. A. Center. 



On motion the report was adopted. 

On motion the Clerk was ordered to superintend the printing; 
and distributing the Minutes and that he be allowed five dollars 
for his service. 

Song, — 'Now He Calls." 

Adjournment. 

Doxology. 

Prayer by Rev. J. M. Pickens. 

SUNDAY MORNING. 
9:00 .A. M. Devotional Services. 

Chairman took the chair and called the house to order. 
Visiting brethren were invited to take a seat, in the body. 
Rev. Owens and J. H. Ballard were extended the hand of greet- 
ing. 

Song, — "Longing for Hom,e>i" 
Report on Sunday Schools. 

We, your committee on Sunday Schools report as follows: 
We believe the Sunday School work to be on a higher plain 
than ever before. 

Now, brethren of this Convention when you return to your 
homes we insist that you emphasize and put into practice the fol- 
lowing truths, — That our teachers be Christians. Their one aim 
should be for the strengthening of Christians and the salvation of 
the lost. 

Respectfully submitted, 

T. H. McLean, ) 

J. W. Crow. } Com. 

Mrs. W. B. Wild, ) 

Remarks on the subject were made by J. M. Pickens, Garretfc 
Ramsey, Rev. Murphy and R. N. Branson. 

Mrs. Mary Hudgins read an interesting essay on Sunday Schools 
which was adopted as part of the report. 

It reads as follows : 

We, can truly say this is a day of Sunday Schools. 

We feel that the trumpet call has been obeyed and the great 
hosts of Sunday School Workers are marching with a mighty tread, 
gathering up the children and teaching them the "Wonderful Story 
of Love," "Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid 
them not." 

The Ivy Union, Sunday School Convention once had a struggle 
to exist, butvye are happy to say that men and women all over our 
country are glad to attend aud tell of the wonderful and glorious 
work God has wrought through the Sunday School conducted by 
consecrated men and women. 

The faculties for imparting the truths of God upon the mind 



were never better than now, maps, charts, pictures and. diagrams are 
to be had for a very small sum, and are a great help especially to the 
infant class. 

Robert Raikes is just called the founder of the modern system 
of Sunday Schools, but there were many Sunday Schools before 
the days of Robert Raikes. 

There were the old Catechetical Sunday Schools. 

Martin Luther had Sunday School in Wittemburg in 1527. 

John Knox had a system of schools for the religious instruction 
of the children of Scotland as early as 1560. But to us of the 
twentieth century belongs the greatest privilege of enjoying Sunday 
School work in its fullest sense. 

We have in St. Luke an account of our Saviour teaching in the 
Sabbath School. "He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath 
day and stood up for to read." 

The Sunday School has often been called the nursery of the 
church. 

It is said that once in one of Moody's great revivals it was re- 
quested that every one that had been a Sunday School scholar when 
they were converted, to stand up. Very nearly every one stood up. 
He then asked all to stand who were Christians and had never been 
to Sunday School, and only two stood. He said that of itself 
was as good a lecture as he could ask for. 

Report on Sunday Schools adopted. 

Report on Temperance called for and the committee reported as 
follows. 

We, your Committee on Temperance report as follows: 

While we are glad the subject of temperance is agitating the 
minds of the people throughout the country, we must admit the 
need is great and beg that every Christian in this Convention shall ' 
put forth their earnest efforts in this great battle, this fight against 
the devil and his host. Respectfully your Committee, 

Mrs. W. B. Wild, 
Miss Ion a Ball. 

Very touching remarks were made on the subject by Mrs. W. 
B. Wild and Mrs. Mary Hudgins. 

Miss loua Ball also read quite an interesting essay on this 
subject. 

Song, — "Tell the News." 

Report on Temperance adopted. 

Fraternal speeches by Rev. T. J. Murphy, G. J. Owens and J. 
H. Bailard. 

A collection was taken to pay the, expenses ofjthea Convention, 
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this Convention. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. B. Wild. 

Song,— "There is a Fountain Filled With Blood." 

Hand shaking and a tender good-bye. 

The Convention adjourned to meet one year hence at Oak 
Grove Church, Friday before the third Sunday in August, 1901. 

Benediction by Rev. Murphy. 

Thus closed a very profitable and interesting Session of the Ivy 
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FIFTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION 

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Ivy Union Sunday School 

CONVENTION, 

BEECH GLEN SCHOOL, 
August Sth. Oth. and lOth. 1Q13. 



OFFICERS: 

Jasper Ebbs, Chairman,.. _ i- Trust, N. C. 

Wm. Clouse, Secretary, Ivy, N. C. 

J. E. James, Chaplain, Marshall, N. C. 



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August Sth, Oth and lOtli, 1Q13. 



OFFICERS: 

Jasper Ebbs, Chairman, Trust, N. C. 

Wm. Clouse, Secretary, Ivy, N. C. 

J. E. James, Chaplain, Marshall, N. C. 



The Next Session will be Held with the Anderson Branch School, beginning on Friday beta 
the Second Sunday in August, 1914. 

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PROCEEDINGS. 



The Fifty-Eighth Annual Session of the Ivy Union Sunday 
School Convention was held with the Beech Glen Union 
Sunday School August 8th, 9th and 10th, 1913. 

At 10 a. m. after singing a few good songs the Convention 
was called to order by Mr. J. W. Crow, Chairman of the 
preceeding Convention. Prayer and song was followed by 
the address of welcome from J. M. Gibbs, Superintendent 
of Beech Glen Sunday School. His warm and hearty 
words made the delegates and visiting Sunday School work- 
ers feel that they were indeed welcome to the hospitality of 
the good people of Beech Glen, Jasper Ebbs then made the 
introductory address. A song was sung by the choir, after 
which the Convention adjourned till 1:30 p. m. 

Afternoon Session. 

Convention met according to adjournment. Session 
opened with song and prayer. Chair called the house to 
order and proceeded with the enrollment of various schools 
and delegates (absentees were dropped from list at roll call. ) 

Freezeland — Jasper Ebbs. 

Anderson Branch — By Proxy. 

Dry Branch — Robert Crow, Miss Nettie Henderson, David 
Briggs and Altha Briggs. 

Beech Glen— A. C. Angel, H. H. Carson, R. L. Brigmon, 
Miss Vivian McElroy, 'Miss Rebecca Halcombe and Mrs. D, 
E, Clouse, 

Red Hill — Frank Ramsey. 

Laurel Fork— J. E. James. 

Chapel Hill— J. W. Crow, L. C. Crow and R. F. Roberts, 

Mount Pleasant — By Proxy. 

Shoal Hill— By Proxy. 

Walnut Creek-T. B. West, Robert Rice, C. F. Runion, 
R. S. Sprinkle and Miss Ethel West. 

Valley Union — N. H. Rice. 

Paint Fork— Miss Jennie Carter, Misses Z. V. Angel, R. 
G. Metcalf and S. J. Metcalf. 

Organization came next. Election of officers resulted as 
follows: Chairman, Jasper Ebbs; Secretary, W. M. Clouse; 
Chaplain, J. E. James; Chorister, R, L. Brigmon, 

Song by Choir— "Marching to our home, sweet home/' 






after which the Chairman took charge and proceeded to ap- 
point the following committees: 

Time, Place and Program— Frank Ramsey, G. Henry 
Ramsey, C. D. Herron, Jasper Ebbs, R. L. Roberts, T. A. 
Sawyer and Robert Crow. 

Temperance— L. H.Griffith J. M. Gibbs and J.G, Halcombe. 

Sunday School — J. W. Crow, G. Henry Ramsey, C. D. Her- 
ron, Miss Vivian McElroy and Miss Nettie Henderson. 

Obituary-Rev. T. J, Eatman, H. Lee Gibbs and W. W. 
Angel. 

Education— Neily Angel, Miss Effie Brigmon and Miss 
Maud Halcombe. 

Resolutions— J. M, Gibbs, J. E. James and Wm Henderson. 

Finance— J, M. Gibbs, C. D. Herron, J. W. Crow, Robert 
Crow, G. Henry Ramsey, H. H. Carson, Nelse Anderson and 
T F Carter 

Song, "Shall we sing with the blest ?" 

The following subject was then discussed: What is a loyal 
Sunday School and what is a Bible name for Sunday School? 

Discussion was opened by J. W. Crow, who made a very 
interesting talk, also Rev. L. H. Griffith and others. Bro. 
Griffith said: "Teach the children the love of God and make 
Christians out of them and then they would make the Sun- 
day Schools loyal schools. 

On motion question was passed. Delegates were then as- 
signed to homes. A motion was made to adjourn until Sat- 
urday morning at 9:30 o'clock. Doxology was sung and ben- 
ediction pronounced by Rev. L. H. Griffith. 

Saturday Morning. 

Convention came together by singing ' 'Jesus lover of my 
soul." Chaplain called on Rev. L. H. Griffith to make 
the opening prayer. Chairman Jasper Ebbs called the body 
to order and gave a cordial invitation to visitors and Sun- 
day School workers to seats in the Convention. He made 
a short talk on the object of the Ivy Union Sunday School 
Convention and Sunday School work. Convention proceeded 
to business. Chairman appointed two Reading Clerks. Re- 
ports from various schools were then read, and good talks 
were made from nearly all the schools which showed they 
were in good working order. Song, "Some sweet day." 

Question — ''The need of instruction on the Sunday School 
Lesson at home?" to be opened by Bro. Lee Thomas. Mr. 
Thomas not being present, the Chairman called on C. D. 
Herron to open the discussion. Mr. Herron made a short 
talk and gave some helpful suggestions. Mr. Ebbs made a 

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very forceful talk on the importance of studying the lesson 
at home. Mr J. M. James said, "You cannot get out of 
any thing more than you put in it. You should study the 
lesson to be prepared to instruct the youthful mind. It is 
a mighty good thing to learn to do things well." Question 
passed. Song, "Look away to the heights. Motion to ad- 
journ till 1:30 p. m. for dinner. 

Afternoon Session. 

Convention met according to adjournment, and after sing- 
ing prayer was offered by Rev. J. M. Pickings. Chairman 
called the body to order. The following question was then 
open for discussion: "The best method of securing the best 
attendance in Sunday School. Opened by A. C. Angel who 
gave some good ideas on Sunday School attendance. Fol- 
lowed by Rev. L. H. Griffith and others, Mr. Griffith said 
in part: ' 'The way to get people to come is to feed them. I 
do not mean temporal food, but spiritual food. The singing 
also a good method if actuated by the spirit.' ' 

Rev. J. M. Pickens said: "Get a Superintendent with 
fire in him, and teachers adapted to the several classes with 
as many different dispositions. " Chairman Ebbs said among 
other things: ■ 'To advertise. The successful business man 
tells about his business. The Superintendent should tell about 
his Sunday School, advertise the business. Better go down in 
your pocket and buy literature and good books and educate 
your children than to go down in your pockets for money to 
pay fines and bills of cost." Song, "In Jesus' name." On 
motion question passed. Report on Temperance called and 
read. On motion report was passed. Song, "There'll be 
glory for the reapers." A motion was made to adjourn un- 
til 7:30 Saturday night. Closing prayer by the Chaplain. 

Saturday Night. 

After a short song service the Convention was led in 
prayer by C. D. Herron, after which the Chairman declared 
the Convention open for the transaction of unfinished busi- 
ness. Report on Education was read and adopted. Report 
on Time, Place and Program read and adopted as amended. 
Report on Finance read and adopted. Song, * 'Dying un- 
saved." The following question was then open for discus- 
sion: "The value of music in Sunday School," opened by G. 
Henry Ramsey who made a few very appropriate remarks, 
followed by L, H. Griffith who attributed 95 per cent of the 
success of Sunday Schools to music. Rev. J. M. Pickens 
spoke of the possibility of the vocal organ if properly trained 



in youth. Question passed. By motion the Convention ap- 
pointed Jasper Ebbs and J. W. Crow Missionaries. Frater- 
nal Delegates to the Big Creek Union Sunday School Con- 
vention were then appointed as follows, viz: J. W. Crow, 
C. D. Herron, G. Henry Ramsey and A. C. Angel. A motion 
was made to adjourn until Sunday morning at 9:30 a. m. 
Closing prayer by Chaplain. 

Sunday Morning. 

Convention met at 9:30 a. m. Devotional exercises con- 
ducted by the Chaplain. Song, "Nearer my God to thee." 
Prayer by Rev, J. M. Pickens. Report on Resolutions was 
read and adopted. Report on Sunday Schools called for and 
adopted. Motion made and carried to allow Wm. Clouse 
$5.00 for work on minutes. Song, "Shall we sing with the 
blest/ ' Closing prayer by the Chaplain. As on Saturday a 
bountiful dinner was served on the grounds by the big 
hearted people of Beech Glen. After hearty hand-shakes 
and tender good-byes the delegates and visitors departed 
for their homes, feeling that they had thoroughly enjoyed 
the effort put forth in the Sunday School work. Thus ended 
one among the best sessions in the history of the Ivy Union 
Sunday School Convention. 

Jasper Ebbs, Chairman, Trust, N. C. 

W, M. Clouse, Secretary, Ivy, N. C. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 

Temperance. — We your Committee on Temperance beg 
to submit the following report: While we greatly rejoice 
and are grateful to Almighty God for the wonderful achieve- 
ments and victories won by our people over this monster 
evil intemperance in the past, and while we heartily endorse 
and highly commend the course presented and wisdom shown 
by some of our leading officials of State and Nation for pro- 
hibition, and while we have learned from observation, ex- 
perience and several other sources of the awful effects of 
intoxicating drinks in many different forms, and having 
seen its demoralizing effects, not only in the country at large, 
but also in the homes, and believing it to be the greatest 
evil to mankind of any in all the world. Not only because 
of its evil to the body, but also to the soul. We want to 
offer the following suggestions: 

1. We suggest that all of our preachers preach directly on 
this subject at least once a year to all their congregations. 



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2. That all of our Sunday School Superintendents lecture 
upon this topic and greatly emphasize the temperance lesson 
as taught in the literature. 

3. That all Sunday School workers be earnestly solicited to 
do all they can, and in every way they can to perpetuate 
this temperance movement. 

4. And that all who love God and his cause to do all in 
their power against this prevalent and somewhat popular 
notion '"That there is no harm in a dram." 

Rev. L. H. Griffith, Joshua M. Gibbs, 

J. G. Halcombe, Committee. 

Sunday Schools. — We the Committee on Sunday Schools 
beg leave to submit the following report: We find that our 
Sunday Schools in the bounds of the Ivy Union Sunday 
School Convention are in a prosperous condition. That the 
reports from the different Sunday Schools show that there 
are more permanent work being done than ever before in 
the history of the Convention, and we feel that our Sunday 
Schools are accomplishing the purpose for which it was or- 
ganized, taking advantage of the opportunities which the 
advance in education morally and religiously, and the out- 
look for the future of our Sunday Schools is very encour- 
aging, and your committee feel confident that the Sunday 
Schools in the coming year will make greater progress 
than ever before in its history. It has and is covering 
ground and doing a work that no other Sunday School Con- 
vention has done or can do, in that it is getting people inter- 
ested in Sunday School work that no other Sunday School 
Convention has hitherto done. 

G. Henry Ramsey, J. W. Crow, 

C. D. Herron, Miss Vivian McElroy, 

Miss Nettie Briggs, Committee. 

Education. — We your Committee on Education beg leave 
to submit the following report: Harace Mann the first school 
teacher of our country said: "To develop a person you must 
educate his character as well as his mind.'' We are proud 
to note that North Carolina is rapidly forging her way to 
the front in education by forming a compulsory school law 
along with others of her sister States, The Sunday School 
is an ideal place to lay the foundation for an education for 
our young people on whose shoulders the future of our coun- 
try depends. It has been said that you can start a child in 
the way it should go and when it is old it will not depart 
from it. In the Sunday School is the best place to give the 



child that culture it needs early in life, for more people get 
their beginning in life, or the first principals of their educa- 
tion, in Sunday Schools than any other place. Considering 
these things in this light can't we make them better by do- 
ing more ourselves. We are cognizant of the fact that 
teachers should be employed who are capable of training the 
child morally as well as mentally. Let us then strive to fol- 
low in the foot prints of that great moral educator Robert 
Raikes, making the best of it to-day. which is all we can 
claim, for yesterday is gone and to-morrow may never come. 
Miss Effie Brigmon, Miss Maud Halcombe, 

A. C. Angel, Committee. 

Resolutions. — The Committee on Resolutions wish to re- 
port the following:: 

Resolved 1st. That the Ivy Union Sunday School Conven- 
tion wish to return its thanks to the people of Beech Glen 
for the generosity shown the delegates and visitors during 
the Convention. 

Resolved 2nd. That the Convention return its thanks to 
the Chairman, Hon. Jasper Ebbs, for the spirit of progress- 
iveness that he brings to it, and for the excellent and earn- 
est work. 

Resolved 3rd, That the Convention return its thanks to 
the Secretary, Mr. W. M. Clouse, for his faithful service. 

Resolved 4th. That the Convention return its thanKs to 
the visitors, delegates and friends for their presence and 
in making the Convention a success. 

Resolved 5th. That the Convention return its thanks to 
the Choir for the music that so well entertained the audience. 

Resolved 6th. — That we return our thanks to our Heavenly 
parent for his watchful care and protection over us during 
another year, and for his many blessings to us. 

R. L. Roberts, J. E. James, 

Miss Pansy Anderson, Committee. 

The Committee on Finance submit the following report. 
Received from various schools $12:79: 

Miss Vivian McElroy, Miss Effie Brigmon, Miss Maud Hal- 
combe. T. A. Sawyer and A. C. Angel having been ap- 
pointed a special committee to assist the Finance Committee 
collected from the public $8.86. Total $21.65. 

J. M. Gibbs, CD. Herron. 

G. Henry Ramsey, Robert Crow, 
H. H. Carson Nelse Anderson, 

J. F. Carter, Committee. 



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Time, Place and Program. — We your Committee on Time, 
Place and Program beg leave to submit the following report: 
At 10:30 a m. on Friday before the second Sunday in Au- 
gust 1914 the Fifty-Ninth Annual Session of the Ivy Union 
Sunday School Convention will meet and be held with the 
Anderson Branch Sunday School. Post Office Barnard, N. C. 
The Convention will be called to order by Mr, Jasper Ebbs, 
Chairman of Previous Convention. Song, prayer, Address 
of Welcome by Superintendent of Anderson Branch Sunday 
School. Response by G. Henry Ramsey, Introductory Address 
by C. D. Herron, Song, Adjournment until 1:30 p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Enrollment of Delegates from various Sunday Schools, 
Election of officers for the ensuing year, Appointment of 
Committees. Subject for Discussion: "What is the best 
method for obtaining the best attendance in Sunday School ?' r 
Adjournment until 9:30 a. m. 

Saturday Morning. 

Devotional Exercises, Report from various Sunday Schools. 
Subject for Discussion: "The unit of action/ - opened by G. 
Henry Ramsey, followed by Jasper Ebbs. Adjournment 
until 1:30 p. m. 

Afternoon Session. 

Report of Committees. Subject for Discussion: "What 
have we on hand and how shall we dispose of it?'' Opened 
by J. W. Crow. Adjournment until 7:30 p. m. Music, un- 
finished business. Question Box opened. Adjournment until 
10:00 a, m. 

Sunday Morning. 

Devotional Exercises by the Chaplain, Report on Sunday 
Schools, Report on Obituaries Sunday School Mass Meeting, 
Song, Benediction, Adjournment. 

G, Henry Ramsey, C, D. Herron, 
Jasper Ebbs, Frank Ramsey, 

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